Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A Year Ago Today
This was really it. All that time apart came down to this moment, when his journey as active duty would begin. I remember being called up with his parents to pin on his rank. My hands were shaking as I pinned that little gold bar on his right shoulder. Sure he made fun of me for it, but I couldn't put into words the way I was feeling and that I was shaking because I was overwhelmed with pride and with a slight twinge of nervousness as I knew this meant we were just weeks away from leaving our life in Michigan and starting a new 20 year journey, just the two of us.
One year later, here we are at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. A lot has changed since that morning in Alabama. For starters, we're no longer Mr. B. and Miss N. but, instead, Lt. B and Mrs. B. My views on military life have changed tremendously. And that gold bar is only one year away from becoming silver. Sure, things have changed since the day F commissioned but I will never forget the pride of pinning on his rank and watching him do drill knowing that that was my man and this was the start of our journey together.
Posted by Kati at 11:18 AM